Monday, January 19, 2015

Queen of Hearts (no tarts) Blog hop-Yes Virginia, there is a Chia Pet!-T is for Tuesday

You know you've always wanted one, and this is the first one I have ever seen up close and personal!
Shout out to Brooke! for growing and nurturing and Chris for being such an amazing Mom to actually buy it!
 I've been away, and I can tell you, there is no place like home.
California was crazy.
It made me feel tired and lazy!
I guess I was jet lagged, and it felt more like sleeping sickness.
The best part of the trip was visiting family in  San Francisco and eating same.

DD and I went to Cha-Ya on Valencia St
 a Vegan Japanese place inspired by Zen cooking.

Fresh, attractive and delicious!
(we drank water)

Senroppon Salad

Shredded salad. shredded daikon, turnip, cucumber, and carrots, garnished with atsuage tofu, radishes, soybeans, 
kaiware sprouts, soy-vinagarette dressing.

Shira Ae


 Very interesting! and delicious.
We were so full we forgot to order dessert!
The total tab only came to $25- very low by West Coast standards.

Off to Anaheim and the Craft Hobby Association Trade show.
Anaheim is a food desert!
There was plenty of unhealthy food to snack on at events and LOTS to drink.
Local Local

Asheville local- the world is our community 
 and how about some paper art Sushi?
If I ever get caught up, I tell you more about the trip, and for now it's time to travel via blog 
with T is for Tuesday.
OH- almost forgot.
Be sure to visit the

 Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn (you are here!)
Jan 23 - Suzanne 

For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp 
(DonĂ­t be shy!)
 leave a comment below by
 midnight Sunday January 25th, 2015
A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments
 and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards.
 If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments
 on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts! 
A winner will be chosen from each blog!

Good Luck!
See y'all!
Comments and Questions Welcomed


  1. Well all that food looks fabulous!! And the paper sushi! Amazing! I've been looking at all the videos on YouTube of the 2015 CHA. Looks like so much fun. Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  2. That paper sushi looks fantastic, how clever some people are.
    Happy T-day

  3. Gourgeous paper sushi--- would be fab for me to lose weight-lol!
    Fantastic food did you have!
    Happy T-Day! Will visit the other blogs ... thank you for sharing!

  4. I've seen ads for chia pets, but I've never had one. That one makes me think it'd be fun to give it a try. Happy T(ea) Tuesday!

  5. That vegan food looks so very tasty, how fortunate you were to taste it. Happy T Day :D

  6. Oh yes, gotta love that little cat growing stuff all over... how cute would that be in a kitchen window? The salads look great and the paper sushi would be the only kind I would want to try... Happy T Tuesday to you! Annette

  7. When I saw you were in CA, I thought how lucky for you, because you were in the land of Vegans and Vegetarians. There are more out there than steak places in KS. And that's saying a LOT.

    Good price on the meal. You are right that it was low by west coast standards. I've never wanted to own a chia, but I would like that one, especially if those were edible sprouts.

    Wonderful local (to Anaheim) and global (to Asheville) comparisons. Thanks for sharing these with us for T this Tuesday. Loved the sushi, too.

  8. I've never seen a chia pet with its greenery before-it actually looks cute. Your meal sounds so amazing-totally my kind of food yum! The CHA-despite probably being a mad house -must have been SO much fun! Lucky you to get there. Those paper sushis are fabulous and so clever too! Thanks for sharing and happy T day. Quietfire has some of the most beautiful sentiments and fonts. Will check out the hop.

  9. Very clever and colorful paper sushi! I had a chia pot when I was a kid that I remember growing but we did not eat the sprouts.

  10. Fun chia pet...what's old is new and who knew that chia seeds would find it's way into so many foods now.
    Lucky you getting to enjoy the west coast.
    One of our favorite restaurants in SF is The Greens.
    They offer beautiful vegetarian fare with fab sunset views of the Golden Gate Bridge too.
    Your meal looks and sounds really special!
    From all I can tell CHA is an experience like no other!
    Welcome home and Happy T Day.

  11. I must confess to never having tried Japanese food! Yours looks yummy- maybe I'm missing out! Happy T Day, Chrisx

  12. The paper sushi cracks me up! Cute!
    Most vacations people seem to need to recover from when they get home. ;)
    Lucky to go to the CHA!! Always love stamps. I'll have to come back and snoop at the blog hop. Happy T-Day! :)

  13. I love San Fran! Usually when I go I try to stay at least a month so the jet lag wears off eventually. Your food looks delish! I hope you had some great memories. :-)

  14. The food in SF looks really good, I'll have to try it next time I'm across the Bay. I think the paper sushi looks like fun.


  15. Sounds like you had a nice trip, and you've certainly shared some photos of yummy-looking food! love the Chia pet too!

  16. Now that 's some great looking food and the price is unbelievable. :) Sounds like you had fun in spite of being over tired.

  17. Wow that food looks amazing!! We don't have a chia pet but I eat chia seeds everyday!! ITs a super food!
    Happy T day!


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